Valley View

Barham, Kent Countryside

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A single storey property in a delightful rural setting with stunning views across a private valley, perfect for ramblers and stargazers

You can book this property from:

  • £490 per week
  • £70 per night
  • 4 Star Gold

Facilities

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

How far to ...?

  • Beach 10.6 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2.7 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking

Accessibility

  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am

Description

Valley View really does live up to its' name, this well-appointed single storey property is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys stunning views over farmland in a private valley. This view is surrounded by forestry and beautiful woodlands.  If you are looking for a stargazer's dream with a complete lack of light pollution and peace and tranquility, then this beautiful holiday cottage is just for you.  Adjoining the Owner's home and recently completely renovated, sleeping 4, the cottage has a bright living area with wood effect flooring and rugs and a comfortable corner sofa, for relaxing with a good book, whilst enjoying the views. The well-equipped kitchen, leads onto a utility room which has a washer/dryer. Outside the garden has an attractive decking area to the front and sheltered patio to the rear, both providing the perfect place to sit and enjoy the tranquil countryside views. This is a delightful location for walkers and the property does accept 1 dog, so perfect for exploring the Kentish countryside with your best friend! Although in a very rural location, the city of Canterbury is only 8 miles away, a UNESCO world heritage site with beautiful cathedral, museums, excellent shopping, punting on the river and a wide choice of restaurants. Dover ports and the Channel Tunnel are only 12 miles away and London is less than an hour on the train. Shop: 2.7     Pub:Coast: 10.6

Entrance porch with coat hooks and shelving for shoes, leads to hallway and ...

Cloakroom with hand basin and w.c.

Open plan living area with wood effect flooring throughout and rugs...
Sitting Area a bright room with a corner sofa plus a two seater sofa, small sideboard and coffee tables, there is a wall mounted Smart TV, standard lamp and glazed French
doors providing a lovely view and opening onto the decking area to the front
Dining Area has a folding dining table and 4 dining chairs
Kitchen there is a 4 ring electric hob and oven with extractor fan above, plus a dishwasher and microwave
Utility Room has shelving and a washer/dryer plus fridge/freezer and door to the back garden and patio
Bathroom is fully tiled and has a bath with a waterfall shower over and fixed shower screen, a heated towel rail, w.c. and hand basin
Bedroom 1 is carpeted and has 2 single beds with bedside table and lamps, a small chest of drawers and a set of attractive hooks and coat hangers
Bedroom 2 is carpeted and has a double bed with bedside tables and lamps, a wardrobe and storage drawers beneath the bed

Garden: To the front of the house there is a wooden decking area with new rattan garden furniture and 2 sun loungers. To the rear of the house there is a stone patio with a bistro table and chairs and a lawned area.  The garden is fully enclosed and fenced.
Heating: Calor gas central heating
Pets: 1 dog is accepted at this property
Parking: At the bottom of the slope on private driveway for 2 cars
Notes:  The property is accessed via narrow single track country lanes and access from the parking area is up 5 steps which lead to quite a steep sloped garden path.  Therefore it is not recommended for those with mobility issues.

Out and About: 
Canterbury city centre is 8 miles away
Closest pub is The Black Robin in Kingston which is a pleasant 2 mile walk from the property and has a good restaurant
Barham  village  has  the  closest  amenities  with  a church, village  pub,  post  office, excellent  general  stores and Simpsons vineyard with vineyard tours and a tasting room
Elham valley and village is an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs, a very pretty village and beautiful drive or walk along the Elham Valley Way which leads from the city of Canterbury through to Hythe a delightful traditional seaside town.  There are nice local pubs in the village and a coffee shop serving homemade cakes.

 

Reviews

We ( 2 adults) were lucky to stay at Valley View for 2 weeks. Nestled in a beautiful private valley, peaceful, quiet, nature all around. However, with easy access to amenities, culture (Canterbury 15 minutes away) and just half an hour from the ferries/tunnel Dover/Folkestone. Scarlett, the owner lives near by and gave us such a warm welcome. She is there if you need her, but on the other hand she gives you all privacy. The bungalow is brand new, well equipped, cozy and you will find everything you might need. In the house you will also find a lot of information about things to do in the region. We had a great time, admired the view and were sad to leave...

B.P. V,

"We were lucky to stay here for 2 weeks! A warm welcome from the home owner, fresh flowers, coffee, tea and everything else we might need. A comfortable and cosy bungalow with the most stunning view! So peaceful and quiet we felt at home immediately! Sadly enough we had to put our dog Tommie to sleep just before the holiday. He would have loved it here! So for the first time in 15 years we spent our holiday without our 4-legged friend. There is plenty of information available in the bungalow. Enough to do for all ages and in all weather conditions. We rented a bike for the Crab and Winkle Way to Whitstable. And of course visited the Cliffs of Dover, Samphire Hoe, Canterbury .... Note - Park and Ride at Wincheap (opposite Morrisons supermarket) £3.50 per day for a car + 6 people including bus to city centre. Buses every 10 minutes and you might prefer walk back along the Great Stour, 1.2 mile only ..... We loved every minute here.

Previous Customer,

Scarlett was an absolutely delightful host. There when we needed her but not at all intrusive. Cottage was in pristine condition, in a beautiful location. A chilled bottle of wine in fridge was a top touch among a number of goodies provided on arrival. Beds were super comfortable.

Ms Victoria T,

Beautiful property, wonderful host, fantastic amenities, where we were located that was so much to do! Lots of things for all holiday types and I highly recommend!

Mrs Rachel G,

My family stayed at Valley View from 01st-05th of September. It’s easily one of nicest self catering places we have ever stayed in! The place is immaculate and so well put together! And the host (very generous and nothing is too much trouble) has thought of everything! All of your kitchen basics from olive oil to tea and coffee is already at the property, there’s even dishwasher and washing tablets available. Same thing in the bathroom. It really saves you a small fortune! I recommend getting to the property first and seeing what is already there, you would be surprised at what little you have to bring with you! Views are spectacular, gorgeously quiet but only a 10 minute drive to Canterbury city centre and a 45 min drive to Broadstairs (although there are closer seaside places). Me and my family will definitely be booking again soon next year as we just had the best time! I can’t thank you enough for making the stay an easy stress free one! "

Rachel and G,

This is a review for: Valley view cottage Bladbean :Our 3 night stay from the moment we arrived was pure and utter bliss! The feeling you get when you arrive is wow. it's lovely to see with your own eyes how wonderful and well equipped the property is. The cottage has everything you could need when away from home, every pot, pan, kitchen utensil you can think of. also books, games, BBQ, tea, coffee, salt, pepper, Google home mini (for music, news, weather etc) and more! All of this with addition of the gorgeous views and peace and quite and fantastic hosts make valley view just perfect!

Previous Customer,

A beautiful welcome. We absolutely adored the bungalow !! nestled in the most idyllic valley. It has been the perfect base, central to all that Kent had to offer us Herne Bay, Folkestone, Whitstable, Port Lympne - (amazing experience), Broadstairs, Bluewater Shopping and the stunning Botany Bay. Ian, Sarah, Eve and Gwen South Wales

Previous Customer,

Valley View - Two Bedroom House, Sleeps 4 Review #27655867 5 star ***** This comfortable, well equipped haven, set in the most tranquil of valleys gave our three days away something extra special. In addition to a beautifully furnished house with its two patio areas, the owner had laid on little extra touches with such thoughtfulness it made our little family reunion really special. We'll be back! Date of arrival - July 31, 2019

Mrs E F,

It was a pleasure staying here at Valley View. Such a lovely little house, with one of the loveliest hosts we've ever met. Thanks for everything.

I. T,

We would like to say how wonderful the property was. The location was quiet and beautiful. Remote and yet accessible to amenities by car. Superb footpaths for Walking from bungalow. Secure garden for our dog. The owner who lives next door went out of her way to make sure we had the best holiday ever.

Mr David M,

We have spent a wonderful week here at Valley View. the bungalow was so comfortable and I can honestly say we have never found such a lovely spot and the standard of comfort and hospitality was much more than 100%. Beautiful views, wonderful weather and wonderful footpaths on the doorstep to walk our dog. Thank you to the owner for making us feel so welcome. Sad to leave a week of heaven, we will be back.

Previous Customer,

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